2008-08-04

For large screens, only LEDs make the cut

It’s reported that the light-emitting diode is only one existing technology that can be tapped to display images large enough for arena use and are viewable even in direct sunlight.  
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2008-08-04

Panasonic Planning to launch 40-Inch OLED TV In 2011

 It’s reported with Panasonic will plan to launch its 40-inch OLED TV sets in 2011 because of the future of OLED looks promising. OLED is an advanced system of lighting that creates high quality TV picture with much less power consumption, moreover, it is organic and requires less efforts in managing.The company is expecting to turn its Kyoto based semiconductor R&D laboratory, into a full-fledged OLED development centre with a huge investment of around GBP165 million.
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2008-08-04

LEDs brighten the venues of Beijing Olympics

It’s reported that contractors for the Beijing Olympics considered fluorescent lighting for some of their key venues until they evaluated light-emitting diodes and found them to be a more colorful, lower-power route to illuminating their creations.
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2008-08-01

Toshiba lights up new LED display in Times Square

It’s reported that Toshiba has unveiled a new 1.6 million LED display in New York's Times Square supporting high definition resolution. The Toshiba Vision Times Square will take pride of place at the top of One Times Square Building, and carry its message to the crowded streets 285 feet below.
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2008-08-01

Cree Shenzhen Engineering Center is Opened

Recently, Cree, Inc. announced the opening of the Cree Shenzhen Engineering Center in Shenzhen, China. This technical education center is dedicated to training lighting product designers and manufacturers in best practices for LED lighting product design and construction.
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2008-08-01

New Shenzhen is purchased by LED International for HK$5.5 mln cash and shares

Recently, LED International Holdings Ltd. said it is buying New Shenzhen, a Chinese LED products maker, for HK$5.5 million cash and shares. That is that it will pay HK$3.0 million cash over three years and issue 16 million new shares.
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2008-07-31

A Technical Team is Formed to Develop Standards for China's Rapidly Growing High Power LED Lighting Industry

It’s reported that China Display Technologies, Inc., a leading China-based optoelectronics manufacturer specializing in small-medium and large-sized LED and CCFL backlight units for LCD displays, announced it has formed a technical team to work in conjunction with the Guangdong Flat Panel Industry Association, a semi-governmental institution actively involved in drafting the standards for the High Power LED lighting industry in China.
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2008-07-31

Sony wows visitors with the OLED TV

It’s reported that Sony tried to wow visitors with its new flat screens and sound systems at a demo show in London, but star of the show was undoubtedly the 11in OLED TV.Showing just standard definition content, the 3cm thick screen gave fantastic realistic colours and a definition that many HD equipment would be envious of. It boasts a contrast ratio of (at least) 1,000,000:1.
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2008-07-31

Taiwan Government expects to invest NT$1-2 billion on LED traffic-light

Recently Premier Liu Chao-hsuan announced the government would promote an energy policy to develop energy technologies. It’s reported that the government would encourage changing the remaining 460,000 incandescent traffic lights islandwide to LED types, replacing all the incandescent lamps at government organizations with compact fluorescent lamps, and install solar hot water panels in 140,000 residences over the next four years. The government is estimated to spend NT$1-2 billion on LED traffic-light investments.  
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2008-07-30

Panasonic Hoping For 40-in OLED HDTVs

It's reported that a 40-inch target is mass-produced and ready for retail in the same time frame. As always, Panasonic simply confirms that they're investing heavily into the tech and goes about their business.
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2008-07-30

LED maker Lamina purchased by Lighting Science Group

Recently, Lamina Lighting, a seven-year-old LED lighting company, said that it is selling its assets to Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSG), which makes customized LED lighting fixtures.
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2008-07-30

Anchorage Joins Cree's LED City Program Initiative

Recently, Municipality announced that Anchorage participated in the LED City program and appropriated $2.2 Million for First Phase Installation of LED Roadway Lights. Cree, Inc, a market leader in LED lighting said this is to promote the deployment of energy-efficient LED lighting.
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2008-07-29

New Traffic Signals Use LED

It's reported that traffic lights across Bahrain will be equipped with devices to make sure they are not knocked out during power cuts. The Works Ministry announced plans to introduce the special power storage devices just a month after a one-day power cut affected around 20 percent of the country.
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2008-07-29

Matsushita works on OLED displays

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. will begin test production of next-generation displays for TVs next year with plans for commercial output as early as 2011. Competition is heating up among the world's electronics makers, including Japanese rival Sony Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea, in OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, displays.
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2008-07-29

First Linear Optic for LUXEON Rebel LEDs is offered by Future Lighting Solutions

Recently, Future Lighting Solutions announced the availability of the new Linear Optic 210 from Polymer Optics Limited designed specifically for linear arrays of LUXEON Rebel LEDs. A single optic is easily affixed to a linear array of LEDs already assembled on a PCB board, resulting in fast, low-cost assembly that reduces the footprint required for the LED lighting system in a luminaire.
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2008-07-29

More Efficient OLED Lighting

It's reported that one of the greatest obstacles to increased adoption of OLED lighting is that current technology. The usual OLED lighting emits only 20 percent of the light generated, and the rest remains trapped inside the device, wasted.
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2008-07-28

Approaching to LED lighting possibilities

It's reported that Purdue University researchers have found a way to reduce some of the cost of creating LED lighting, a find that could lead to more cost-efficient lighting.The research was reported in an article this month in the journal Applied Physical Letters. Timothy Sands, professor of materials engineering, and computer and electrical engineering, led the team that included graduate students Mark H. Oliver, Jeremy L. Schroeder, David A. Ewoldt, Isaac H. Wildeson, Robert Colby, Patrick R. Cantwell and Vijay Rawat, along with assistant professor Eric A. Stach.
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2008-07-28

LEDs are replacing some light bulbs gradually

Recently, the Sentry Equipment Corp. in Oconomowoc, Wis., was considering how to light its new factory, the company's president, Michael Farrell decided to try LEDs. At last he chose to light the building's exterior and most of its interior with LEDs, a light source that many bulb manufacturers are now convinced will supplant incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs.
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2008-07-28

LED market to develop rapidly than U.S. government predictions

According to analysts at the Darnell Group market research firm in Corona, Calif, LED will rapidly accelerate over the next few years in general illumination applications.
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2008-07-25

Samsung Electronics, SDI to jointly develop OLED Display

Recently, Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of liquid crystal displays, and Samsung SDI, a plasma display panel maker, announced they will set up a joint venture to develop an organic electroluminescent display panel.
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2008-07-25

Darnell optimistic about LED lighting

According to counters Jeff Shepard, president of Darnell Group, the impending displacement of cold-cathode fluorescent lamps by LED backlights in the laptop computer market is only one of the most visible indicators, and analyzed over 50 application sub-segments in detail to arrive at our growth trajectories. Growth in these applications will drive down the cost of LEDs is quite faster. And growth is accelerating in numerous market segments including video signs and billboards, automotive lighting, and others.
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2008-07-25

New Top View LEDs have high CRI, efficacy and reliability

It's reported Seoul Semiconductor has recommended a new Top-View LEDs with high CRI, high efficacy and high reliability. Generally, the Warm White part (CAWT722-S) has a CRI of 96 and achieves 68 lm/W, while the Pure White (CWT722-S) has a CRI of 92 and produces 70 lm/W. moreover, it is important to note that these figures are for a drive current of 60 mA and a power consumption of 0.192 W. The light output of the pure white and warm white devices is only 13.9 and 13.1. lm, respectively.
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2008-07-25

LED Design Lighting up the Peak of Tallest Philadelphia Building

Recently, the new Comcast Center , the tallest in the Philadelphia skyline measuring 297m, was officially opened on June 8, 2008. PA features a unique new color changing LED lighting system. 
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2008-07-24

New LED sign Presenting to the Town

It’s reported a new LED sign on Old Highway Number Six is now illuminating the Town of Elloree, serving as a welcoming beacon to visitors and a reminder of community events for residents.
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2008-07-24

Lighting Breakthrough form OLEDs

According to the expert's analysis, OLED lighting is more than twice as efficient as regular incandescent light bulbs by using a new process that involves tiny micro lenses, cranking out 70 lumens of light per watt of power, compared with the 30 lumens per watt of GE's latest OLEDs. While these fantastic new lighting sources won't light up every house for a few more years, they'll be a whole lot better than current compact florescent bulbs.
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2008-07-24

Universal Display Corp. Awarded $1.9 M U.S. Department of Energy Contract to Develop Products Based White OLED Lighting

Recently Universal Display Corporation through its UniversalPHOLED™ technology, announced a $1,918,878, two-year U.S. Department of Energy contract to accelerate development of white OLED lighting products. Universal Display plans to use Armstrong World Industries as a key subcontractor to fulfill the requirements of the grant. Funded through the U.S.
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2008-07-24

LED Offers the Home Renovator and Designers for Kitchen Design

According to the latest research, LED strips in both rigid and aluminiumLEDS-R-US, a subsidiary of Eco Living Centre , offers the home renovator, providing a long lasting and low energy use globe. Usually, LED lighting generates very little heat, has a small footprint, and has a variety of colour options. The added benefit is their long life >50,000 hours or 6.2 years of 24/7 operation and low power consumption.
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2008-07-23

Toshiba, Matsushita plan to spend $140M on OLED output

It's reported Toshiba Corp. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. said that they will mass produce next-generation organic displays, spending roughly $140 million to cash in on the growing market for the ultra-thin screens On July 22.
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2008-07-23

Taiwan LED chipmaker Arima Opto stresses financial health

It's reported Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Arima Optoelectronics has stressed that its finances and operations remain healthy despite heavy losses in 1Q.The company saw its June sales drop 59% on year to NT$104 million, with a net loss of NT$82 million for the month. It posted net losses of NT$124 million for the first quarter of 2008. It attributed the poor results to the spinning off its laser diode business last August, and fierce pricing amid weak demand.
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2008-07-23

A Way to Boost Light from OLEDs

Energy efficiency and flexible lighting applications of OLEDs hasn't lived up to its promise, however, because in typical OLEDs, only 20 percent of the light generated is released from the device. That means that most light is trapped inside the bulb, making it highly inefficient. It's reported the scientists are on to a way to break the OLED-efficiency logjam. TThey have designed an OLED that boosts illumination by 60 percent using a combination of an organic grid working in tandem with small micro lenses that guide the trapped light out of the device.
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